Kevin Koththiigoda is the new bowling sensation of the Abu Dhabi T10 League. He is currently playing for Bangla Tigers.
The 21-year-old spinner is from Galle and his unique unorthodox bowling action has made every twitter fan in shock. Apparently fans his bowling action a news name ” The Frog In A Belnder Action”.
Well, he’s not the first bowler to come up with suck actions. Indian Bowler Shivil Kaushik who used to play for Gujarat Lions in IPL has a similar kind of action. Even Paul Adams (South African Writs Spinner) has a weird bowling action.
Here’s How Twitterati Reacted:
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) November 16, 2019
Body all parts dislocated in different zones and directions just before he thru ball.. need a batman to play him and not a batsman…
— Mohit Suri (@MohitSu26704902) November 16, 2019
I can't imagine, how can he bowl like this. #Brave
— Junglee 🌲 (@KhanIshfaq007) November 16, 2019
Damn. This is unreal.
— Harpreet Singh (@Harry_Jerry) November 16, 2019
Incorrect. He can. It's similar to Paul Adam's action who took 134 test wickets in 45 games.
— Sanj (@sanj156) November 17, 2019
Don’t think he even generated any spin. More of a physc-out
— Bomberland 🔴⚫️ (@gouldygould_n) November 18, 2019
His arm ends up at mid wicket 😂
— Adam Ryszkowski (@AdamRyko) November 17, 2019
Annoyed that it doesn’t continue to show how it goes 😂
— Alvi Ajdini (@A_Ajdini) November 17, 2019
Kevin Koththiigoda first grabbed eyeballs during the 2017 U-19 Asia Cup in Malaysia.
Koththiigoda, who hails from Galle and is a right-arm leg-spinner, was one of the members of the Sri Lankan team that beat Afghanistan by 61 runs. The unorthodox spinner took one wicket in the match.
On Sunday, in Abu Dhabi, the 21-year-old took the only wicket to fall in the Karnataka Tuskers’ innings. He dismissed West Indies’ Johnson Charles, ending with figures of 1/21 from his two overs.
Despite losing just one wicket, the Karnataka Tuskers could only manage 114 in their 10 overs.
In reply, the Bangla Tigers lost five wickets but overhauled the target with seven balls to spare largely thanks to Andre Fletcher’s 15-ball 40 and unbeaten 28 off just nine balls from Tom Moores.
Kevin Koththiigoda has played six T20s, taking six wickets at an economy rate of 8.57.